Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Alcohol, cigarette, and marijuana consumption among Latino adolescent victims of bullying
by Alcaraz, Brianda Ivette, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 67; 1527869
Abstract (Summary)

This study examined the association between victims of bullying and their substance use among Latino high school adolescents. This was a quantitative study in which secondary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) was utilized.

Victims of cyberbullying are more prone to smoking, consuming alcohol, and smoking marijuana. Female and male victims of bullying are more likely to consume alcohol compared to non-victims. Victims of bullying in 9th through 12th grades are more likely to smoke than non-victims. Lastly, victims of bullying are not as negatively impacted as was originally hypothesized, and non-victims of bullying are more susceptible to and at an increased risk of engaging in substance abuse than their counterparts victimized by traditional bullying. The study's findings can be utilized for the development of educational programs in schools to reduce the prevalence of substance abuse among Latino students affected by bullying.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Santhiveeran, Janaki
Commitee: Campbell, Venetta, Mayers Pasztor, Eileen
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Hispanic American studies
Keywords: Bullying, Latino adolescents, Substance use
Publication Number: 1527869
ISBN: 978-1-303-98392-4
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